Healthy Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa and Pomegranate |

Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa

This roasted butternut squash salad with quinoa and pomegranate is packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants! It is a perfect fall salad.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Squash Salad Recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 571
Author: Julia


  • 1 Large Pomegranate
  • 2.2 pounds Butternut Squash (1 kg)
  • 1 cup Quinoa , rinsed
  • 2 Medium Avocados
  • 1 teaspoon Salt + some extra
  • 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Lemon (optional)

For the Dressing (optional):


  • Rinse and cut the squash into bite size cubes. Get rid of the skin by trimming off each cube or peel it beforehand.
  • Transfer the squash onto a baking tray lined with baking paper. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle some olive oil over (about a tablespoon).
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F/200°C for 30-35 minutes or until soft throughout. 15 minutes into baking, open the oven and toss the squash pieces around (use a fork or spatula).
  • Meanwhile: Rinse quinoa and transfer it in a small/medium sauce pan. Cook according to the package information (I use 1 part quinoa, 3 parts water).
  • Deseed the pomegranate and dice avocados (first cut in half, remove the stone, scoop out the flesh and dice).
  • Prepare the honey dressing (optional) by mixing 4 teaspoons of honey with 4 teaspoons of freshly squeezed lemon juice and 3-4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil.
  • Once the squash is cooked throughout and has nice brown color, take it out from the oven.
  • Transfer onto a serving plate/bowl or serve on a baking tray (this way the salad stays warm for longer). Throw in pomegranate seeds, quinoa & diced avocado.
  • Squeeze half a lemon over (optional) or drizzle with honey dressing (optional).
  • Serve as a starter, main or a side dish.


Some shops might sell butternut squash peeled and sliced. If you buy this one, then you can reduce the amount of squash. (I suppose you can reduce it by 7 ounces/200 grams).
Nutrition Facts
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Quinoa
Amount Per Serving
Calories 571 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Sodium 603mg26%
Potassium 1789mg51%
Carbohydrates 85g28%
Fiber 17g71%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 26665IU533%
Vitamin C 78.7mg95%
Calcium 162mg16%
Iron 4.5mg25%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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